The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1146 982 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.94% 18.70% 19.58%
As % of the Vendors category 39.23% 37.00% 40.34%
Number of salaries quoted 969 863 829
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2921 2654 2313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.82% 50.53% 48.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2466 2251 1932
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 442 £40,000 - 78
Staffordshire -1 159 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Warwickshire -1 149 £30,500 -18.66% 16
Coventry 0 118 £40,000 - 23
Solihull +1 75 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Worcestershire -3 47 £31,500 -16.00% 7
Shropshire +6 33 £29,000 -10.76% 7
Wolverhampton +3 29 £37,500 +15.13% 4
Walsall -2 13 £23,000 -38.66%
Herefordshire -5 10 £31,000 -17.33% 7
Dudley +4 9 £27,750 +6.73% 2
West Bromwich +3 8 £24,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 4 £20,000 -47.36% 1
Stourbridge +1 1 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wednesbury - 1 £21,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 881 (39.52%) SQL Server
2 837 (37.55%) MS Excel
3 810 (36.34%) SQL
4 786 (35.26%) .NET
5 772 (34.63%) Windows
6 713 (31.99%) C#
7 510 (22.88%) ASP.NET
8 435 (19.52%) HTML
9 426 (19.11%) VMware
10 394 (17.68%) SharePoint
11 389 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
12 388 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 380 (17.05%) Active Directory
14 369 (16.55%) CSS
15 343 (15.39%) Citrix
16 340 (15.25%) JavaScript
17 308 (13.82%) MS Office
18 301 (13.50%) Degree
19 288 (12.92%) jQuery
20 284 (12.74%) MVC
21 282 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 273 (12.25%) MS Exchange
23 260 (11.66%) .NET Framework
24 259 (11.62%) ITIL
25 242 (10.86%) Finance
26 232 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 229 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
28 226 (10.14%) T-SQL
29 225 (10.09%) Cisco
30 221 (9.91%) Ajax

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 394 (17.68%) SharePoint
2 273 (12.25%) MS Exchange
3 133 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 126 (5.65%) IIS
5 106 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 86 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 84 (3.77%) Lync
8 65 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 62 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
10 59 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 56 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
12 54 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 28 (1.26%) WebSphere
14 26 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 22 (0.99%) Apache
15 22 (0.99%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
17 20 (0.90%) CMS
18 12 (0.54%) IBM Notes
18 12 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 837 (37.55%) MS Excel
2 308 (13.82%) MS Office
3 67 (3.01%) MS Project
4 57 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.54%) Simulink
6 12 (0.54%) Stateflow
6 12 (0.54%) TargetLink
7 7 (0.31%) SPSS
8 6 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.22%) FastStats
10 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.13%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.090%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.045%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.045%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 140 (6.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (1.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.49%) Maximo
6 9 (0.40%) Agresso
7 8 (0.36%) Summit
7 8 (0.36%) Line 500
7 8 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.18%) assyst
10 4 (0.18%) e-Work
10 4 (0.18%) Servitor
11 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 96 (4.31%) Office 365
2 54 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.54%) IaaS
4 6 (0.27%) SaaS
5 5 (0.22%) GitHub
6 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.045%) Heroku
7 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 127 (5.70%) SAN
2 118 (5.29%) TCP/IP
3 117 (5.25%) LAN
4 109 (4.89%) DNS
5 107 (4.80%) WAN
6 104 (4.67%) Firewall
7 87 (3.90%) DHCP
8 69 (3.10%) VPN
9 68 (3.05%) Internet
10 59 (2.65%) Unified Communications
11 43 (1.93%) NAS
12 38 (1.70%) NetScaler
13 32 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (1.44%) Wireless
13 32 (1.44%) VoIP
14 30 (1.35%) Network Security
14 30 (1.35%) iSCSI
15 26 (1.17%) Intranet
16 25 (1.12%) IP Telephony
17 22 (0.99%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 881 (39.52%) SQL Server
2 232 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 203 (9.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 202 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 106 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 98 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 96 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 82 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 71 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (2.29%) Crystal Reports
11 42 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 42 (1.88%) MS Access
12 37 (1.66%) OLAP
13 30 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 28 (1.26%) MySQL
15 27 (1.21%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 25 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 24 (1.08%) DB2
17 24 (1.08%) Cognos Analysis Studio
18 21 (0.94%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 190 (8.52%) Visual Studio
2 97 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 83 (3.72%) Subversion
4 50 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 33 (1.48%) NUnit
6 31 (1.39%) MSTest
7 27 (1.21%) Rhino Mocks
7 27 (1.21%) Moq
8 18 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (0.58%) MSI
10 12 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (0.49%) AdminStudio
11 11 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (0.45%) InstallShield
13 8 (0.36%) JIRA
13 8 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.36%) Hudson
14 7 (0.31%) Toad
14 7 (0.31%) ERwin
15 6 (0.27%) ReSharper
General
1 242 (10.86%) Finance
2 92 (4.13%) Advertising
3 64 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 60 (2.69%) Retail
5 57 (2.56%) Automotive
6 56 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 52 (2.33%) Legal
8 35 (1.57%) Marketing
9 22 (0.99%) Back Office
10 19 (0.85%) Front Office
11 15 (0.67%) Electronics
11 15 (0.67%) Banking
12 14 (0.63%) Law
13 12 (0.54%) Games
14 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.27%) Billing
14 6 (0.27%) Local Government
15 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.18%) Military
17 3 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 819 (36.74%) Developer
2 382 (17.14%) Analyst
3 295 (13.23%) .NET Developer
4 223 (10.00%) Consultant
5 159 (7.13%) C# Developer
6 148 (6.64%) Architect
7 123 (5.52%) Support Analyst
8 119 (5.34%) C# .NET Developer
9 113 (5.07%) Senior Developer
10 104 (4.67%) Software Developer
11 99 (4.44%) Support Engineer
12 90 (4.04%) Administrator
13 76 (3.41%) ASP.NET Developer
14 65 (2.92%) Junior
15 64 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 63 (2.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 63 (2.83%) Web Developer
17 62 (2.78%) Applications Support
18 59 (2.65%) Project Manager
19 58 (2.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 786 (35.26%) .NET
2 510 (22.88%) ASP.NET
3 435 (19.52%) HTML
4 369 (16.55%) CSS
5 288 (12.92%) jQuery
6 260 (11.66%) .NET Framework
7 221 (9.91%) Ajax
8 215 (9.65%) XML
9 175 (7.85%) Web Services
10 162 (7.27%) WCF
11 136 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 123 (5.52%) HTML5
13 101 (4.53%) WPF
14 87 (3.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 65 (2.92%) LINQ
16 54 (2.42%) WinForms
17 49 (2.20%) Silverlight
18 46 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 45 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 43 (1.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 177 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.01%) Clustering
4 52 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 30 (1.35%) Blackberry
5 30 (1.35%) User Experience
6 29 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
7 27 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.12%) Mathematics
9 23 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 22 (0.99%) FlexPod
11 21 (0.94%) Visualisation
12 19 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.85%) Replication
13 18 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.67%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.67%) Taxonomies
15 14 (0.63%) Open Source
15 14 (0.63%) iPhone
15 14 (0.63%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 772 (34.63%) Windows
2 229 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 174 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 146 (6.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 134 (6.01%) Windows 7
6 102 (4.58%) Linux
7 81 (3.63%) Windows 8
8 67 (3.01%) Windows XP
9 52 (2.33%) UNIX
10 37 (1.66%) Android
11 24 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 22 (0.99%) Windows Vista
13 17 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.54%) Solaris
15 11 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.45%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.31%) CentOS
19 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
20 5 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (12.74%) MVC
3 259 (11.62%) ITIL
4 205 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
5 202 (9.06%) CRM
6 178 (7.99%) Project Management
7 162 (7.27%) Web Development
8 124 (5.56%) Scrum
9 108 (4.85%) ETL
10 105 (4.71%) Software Engineering
10 105 (4.71%) Mentoring
11 100 (4.49%) Migration
12 99 (4.44%) TDD
13 91 (4.08%) OO
14 83 (3.72%) Unit Testing
15 82 (3.68%) PRINCE2
15 82 (3.68%) E-Commerce
16 78 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
17 65 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 810 (36.34%) SQL
2 713 (31.99%) C#
3 340 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 226 (10.14%) T-SQL
5 220 (9.87%) VB.NET
6 100 (4.49%) VB
7 81 (3.63%) Java
8 78 (3.50%) C++
9 74 (3.32%) PHP
10 48 (2.15%) PowerShell
11 40 (1.79%) C
11 40 (1.79%) VBScript
12 36 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 29 (1.30%) VBA
13 29 (1.30%) Python
14 23 (1.03%) VB6
15 20 (0.90%) XAML
16 15 (0.67%) X++
17 12 (0.54%) Assembly Language
18 11 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 388 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 301 (13.50%) Degree
3 201 (9.02%) MCSE
4 111 (4.98%) MCITP
5 106 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 105 (4.71%) Security Cleared
7 78 (3.50%) MCP
8 73 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
9 70 (3.14%) MCTS
10 68 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
11 66 (2.96%) SC Cleared
12 60 (2.69%) CCA
13 59 (2.65%) MCSA
14 44 (1.97%) CCNA
15 36 (1.62%) MCSD
16 32 (1.44%) VTSP
17 31 (1.39%) CCEE
18 28 (1.26%) NCDA
18 28 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
19 26 (1.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.20%) SLA
2 39 (1.75%) QA
3 13 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.27%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.22%) TickIT
6 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.045%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.045%) COBIT
7 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.045%) Basel II
System Software
1 380 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 282 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (8.30%) Hyper-V
4 117 (5.25%) XenApp
5 111 (4.98%) vSphere
6 91 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 55 (2.47%) VMware ESX
8 28 (1.26%) vCloud
9 27 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (0.81%) XenServer
13 15 (0.67%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
16 4 (0.18%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.18%) RHEV
17 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
18 2 (0.090%) Squid
18 2 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 77 (3.45%) SCCM
2 51 (2.29%) SCOM
3 29 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 20 (0.90%) SCDPM
5 17 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 16 (0.72%) AppDNA
6 16 (0.72%) WSUS
6 16 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 14 (0.63%) Nagios
8 13 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 12 (0.54%) XenMobile
10 8 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.31%) SCSM
12 6 (0.27%) Windows Intune
12 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.27%) MOM
13 5 (0.22%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 426 (19.11%) VMware
2 343 (15.39%) Citrix
3 225 (10.09%) Cisco
4 147 (6.59%) Oracle
5 114 (5.11%) NetApp
6 110 (4.93%) HP
7 103 (4.62%) EMC
8 87 (3.90%) IBM
9 54 (2.42%) Cognos
10 51 (2.29%) Symantec
11 37 (1.66%) Dell
12 32 (1.44%) Business Objects
13 30 (1.35%) Apple
14 25 (1.12%) Mitel
15 21 (0.94%) Avaya
16 20 (0.90%) CheckPoint
16 20 (0.90%) Open Text
17 19 (0.85%) McAfee
18 18 (0.81%) Red Hat
19 17 (0.76%) Juniper
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 32 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits incl pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £30,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago